Abbreviated Journal Title
CONTACT-ANGLE; SURFACE; Optics
An electrically tunable wettability in a liquid crystal/polymer composite film is demonstrated, in which liquid crystal molecules are anchored among polymer grains. The tunable wettability of the composite films originates from the reorientation of the anchored liquid-crystal molecules, which is switched by an in-plane electric field with squared pulses of voltages. These liquid crystal/polymer composite films with electrically tunable wettability have potential applications in polarizer-free displays, ink-jet printing, microfluidic devices, and lab-on-a-chip.
Lin, Yi-Hsin; Ren, Hongwen; Wu, Yung-Hsun; Wu, Shin-Tson; Zhao, Yue; Fang, Jiyu; and Lin, Hung-Chun, "Electrically tunable wettability of liquid crystal/polymer composite films" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 629.